Mr. Carl Mayes
Carl A. Mayes was appointed Assistant Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO) in March 2020. In this role, Mayes is responsible for leading the Information Technology (IT) Modernization efforts for OCIO and ensuring the Agency’s IT needs are met, which supports FSIS’ Strategic Goal 3: Achieve Operational Excellence.
From October 2014 to February 2020, Mayes was the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit (OIEA), and led the Agency’s surveillance and investigation activities for incidents of foodborne illness outbreaks, recalls, natural disasters and intentional contamination, and oversaw state and foreign audit programs and enforcement and litigation functions.
Mayes joined FSIS in August 2009 and was named OCIO’s Deputy CIO (DCIO) in 2012. As the DCIO, Mayes was responsible for implementing OCIO’s technology plan for modernizing the Agency’s applications and infrastructure.
His federal, civilian service career began in 2006 with the Counterintelligence Field Activity where he worked closely within the United States intelligence community with other federal agencies to further U.S. national objectives. Previously, Mayes spent 21 years in the United States Air Force where he served as the Deputy Inspector General for the 480th Intelligence Wing at Langley Air Force Base managing fraud, waste and abuse complaints and audits, as well as compliance and quality assurance inspections for units actively involved in wartime and contingency operations worldwide.
Mayes graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, with a Master of Business Administration Degree and received a Master of Management Information Systems Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He holds a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems/Management and Accounting/Management from Park University, Parkville, Missouri.